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At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming

The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with a record-sized video display and luxury cabanas with swimming pools. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.
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Amazon Reports $126 Million Quarterly Loss

Its growing list of investments, including its first smartphone, which launched last month, are being blamed for the loss, along with its foray into digital content production.
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PETA Offers To Pay Detroit Residents' Water Bills If They Go Vegan

The city cut off water to thousands of households with overdue bills topping $90 million. The animal rights organization stepped in, offering to pay 10 residents' bills if they go vegan for a month.
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All Of The Major U.S. Airlines Report Strong 2nd-Quarter Earnings

For the first time in years, all of the major U.S. airlines are doing well. American Airlines Group said its second-quarter profits were the highest in the company's history. American only recently exited bankruptcy protection, so the results represent an impressive turnaround.
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Unknown Authors Make A Living Self-Publishing

Printing your own book used to be seen as a mark of failure. But now, there are many well-known independent authors who have made a fortune self-publishing online.
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The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
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Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers

If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
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4 Theories About Why Wal-Mart Changed Its U.S. Chief

Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest company, affects the lives of millions of workers and shoppers. So its U.S. leadership change is attracting lots of interest. Here are some theories about what happened.
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D.C. Council Weighs Resident Concerns About Soccer Stadium Land Swap

A key part of the proposed D.C. United stadium deal involves handing off the Reeves Center — a valuable piece of real estate in northwest that some in the District say could fetch a higher price on the open market.

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New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes

The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules for railroad oil tank cars, after a series of fiery derailments. The rules would phase out thousands of older cars in two years.

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